Savannah Spooky Brooks
There’s something I want to chat about that relates to my #MSWL but also has to do with my own life experience and those of others. The aughts, when I was in high school, were a ripe time for bi erasure. The classic line was that being bi was the gateway drug to going full/on 1/?
Bit of a slow month for outside-of-work choices, but October’s #readinglist included:
- What if a Fish (ARC)
- Dear Haiti, Love Alaine
- The Gravity of Us (ARC)
- Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All
And let’s be real, they’re all #MSWL material.
Glennon Doyle @GlennonDoyleWhen this player's hijab started falling off to reveal her hair, her opponents gathered around to provide cover while she fixed it.
This is our mood today.
When one of us needs us: We stop. We huddle up. We protect each other.
I love the soccer. I love women.
#MSWL everything about this. All the girl power in everything but especially in sports. And girls banding together instead of seeing each other as the enemy. I know HS And MS girls can be mean, but they can also be loving, supportive, and empowering, and that’s what I wanna see.
This was a bit of a lighter month, but I still got some solid titles down on my #readinglist:
- Swipe Right for Murder
(Bit of a theme there, no?)
- The Weight of Our Sky*
- The Last True Poets of the Sea*
- Kiss Number 8*
41 Strange @41StrangeBeekeepers have trained dogs to sniff out killer disease called American foulbrood that wipes out hives. They have their own beekeeping suits to protect them from stings. pic.twitter.com/bJGeaaBUj0
I don’t even know how BUT #MSWL PLEASE.
Rick Riordan @camphalfbloodMy publisher tells me that after only a year in operation the Rick Riordan Presents imprint has a million books in print. That’s a million #ownvoices stories in the hands of readers & we’re just getting started. Thanks to everyone for your support!
All right, y'all ready for my #MSWL Day collection of oddities? Cause it's coming at ya (all #YA and #MG):
- Recreational fighting, both combat and noncombat (MMA, kick/boxing, karate, fencing, weapon work, etc.)
- Girl gamers
There’s no one right way to go through the stages of grief, and if we spent more time normalizing, say, taking a year and a half to get through anger (🙋🏻♀️), we’d feel less like people “fucked us up” and more like we’re having a universally human experience. So, yeah, #YA #MSWL.
A few days late, and all the sweeter for it: Aug #readinglist:
- Me, Myself & Him
- Always Never Yours*
- This Book is Not Yet Rated*
- This is Not a Love Scene
- Destroy All Monsters*
- The Deceivers
- Impossible Music*
- Hello Girls*
*#MSWL - Got these as comps? I wanna see.
Igbo Excellence @1ncognito___I noticed African Architecture isn’t really showcased compared to Asian, European, Middle Eastern and Indian.
So here is a thread of African Architectural styles.
Starting with Nubian pic.twitter.com/3uEhg6uYCQ
#MSWL teen who wants to be an architect and does their senior showcase (and obviously a ton of research) on international architecture. Idc what the major plot arc is, I just want this to be one of the things.
As we approach Sept, let me just publicly declare: I’m all onboard with the spooks. Murder mysteries, ghost stories, what have you. BUT. My main focus is still an engaging, funny voice and an examination of some kind of culture (geographic, hobby, sport, familial, etc.) 👻 #MSWL
Just finished HELLO GIRLS, and hot damn, can I get a hard #MSWL for badass friends who give a biiiiig middle finger to the patriarchy and choose each other over everything else? A side of murdering abusive men is always welcome on this menu 🤷🏻♀️
Suzanne F. Boswell @sf_boswellLast night, Simone Biles successfully performed a triple double, and the entire world is (correctly) freaking out.
For those interested in the background, here is a short thread explaining *why* the triple double is so difficult. pic.twitter.com/R4UC2jAlnm
#MSWL would love a YA about the gymnastics world that contains this level of reader-friendly information and explanation.